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DURACELL PROFESSIONAL EFB

INSTALLING THE POWER INTO LONG-DISTANCE TRUCKS.

 

The batteries employed for the electrical systems in commercial vehicles have to provide top performance on a daily basis and in addition, the steady increase in the number of comfort functions demands large quantities of energy. In

particular, this applies when long-distance truck drivers remain in their vehicles overnight and use a very large number of power consumers. Moreover, if the battery is to be integrated into the rear section of the truck frame, it must be extremely robust and vibration-resistant.

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AGM BATTERIES Advantages of AGM Technology
Batterietipp: Professionelles Handling von Bootsbatterien
Kontrolle, Nachladung und Lagerung
Mit unseren 5 Tipps erfahren Sie alles, was Sie zum Thema Handling von Boots- /Marinebatterien wissen müssen.

Tipp 1: Einbau

Konventionelle Nassbatterien sollten im Boot, wenn möglich, nach der Längsachse eingebaut werden - dies sorgt für höhere Auslaufsicherheit bei extremen Schräglagen.

 

Tipp 2: Entgasung

Wir schreiben die Verwendung eines Entgasungsschlauches bei allen Blei-Säure Batterien, welche im Innenraum/Fahrgastraum verbaut werden, zwingend vor.

Einige Bootsbatterien sind mit einem Schlauch, mit aufgestecktem Winkelstück, zur Ableitung der Batteriegase versehen. Trifft das auf ein Boot zu, ist der Schlauch über das Winkelstück in die entsprechende Entgasungsöffnung der Batterie einzustecken. Wenn eine Entgasungsöffnung auf der anderen Seite vorhanden ist, so muss diese mit einem Verschlussstopfen verschlossen werden!

 

Tipp 3: Ladung

Sorgen Sie dafür, dass die Batterie ausreichend geladen ist.

Die nächsten zwei Punkte gelten für konventionelle Nassbatterien.

– Vor dem Laden Elektrolytstand kontrollieren und falls erforderlich entsalztes oder destilliertes Wasser bis zur max. Säurestandsmarke bzw. 15 mm über die Plattenoberkante auffüllen.

– Die Verschraubungen der Batterie müssen während der Ladung nicht geöffnet bleiben, am besten wieder verschließen.

Achtung: AGM Batterien dürfen nicht geöffnet werden! Ein Nachfüllen von destilliertem Wasser ist nicht möglich bzw. nicht nötig.

– Beachten Sie die Ladekennlinien.

– Ladestrom sollte 10% der Kapazität sein

– Ladespannung (bei +25° C): AGM 14,40V – 14,80V spannungskonstant; Konventionell 14,40V - max. 16V

– Ladedauer ca. 12 - 24 Stunden

Bei AGM- und GEL-Batterien bitte unbedingt mit spannungsgeregeltem Ladegerät laden (max. 14,80V)!

Vollautomatische Ladegeräte mit Ladespannungsbegrenzung bis 14,80V sind für den Einsatz bei Bootsbatterien ideal. Sollte Ihr Ladegerät einen automatischen Modus mit Spannungen >14,80V haben, ist die Batterie unbedingt von der Bordelektronik zu trennen bzw. aus dem Boot auszubauen. Beachten Sie auch die Bedienungsanleitung des Bootsherstellers.

 

Tipp 4: Außerbetriebnahme/Einwinterung

Wenn die Batterie in ungenützten Perioden eingebaut bleibt, sollten Sie mindestens ein Anschlusskabel (Minus) abklemmen. Die Batterie sollte immer in geladenen Zustand gehalten werden, besonders vor und während der Einwinterung. Kontrollieren Sie in regelmäßigen Abständen die Ruhespannung. Hierfür eignet sich ein Batterietester/Voltmeter.

Laden Sie spätenstens bei 12,50V nach!

 

Tipp 5: Lagerung

Bootsbatterien kühl (0° bis 25° C) und trocken lagern. Nicht der direkten Sonneneinstrahlung aussetzen. Achten Sie auf eine saubere Batterieoberfläche und Anschlusspole.

 

Bei Beachtung dieser Tipps ist Ihnen eine erfolgreiche Bootssaison garantiert!

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Battery-tip: Heat causes car batteries to sweat!
“Summertime blues” for batteries.
Those needing a new battery in winter have generally made a mistake in summer.

High air temperatures cause the water in a conventional wet battery to evaporate to such an extent that the battery plates are literally dry. The battery becomes weak and fragile.

Duracell professional tip:

Make a battery check, on every vehicle, in the workshop run!

 

Control for longer life.
A battery supplies energy permanently when its optimum state is maintained. With test and checking devices you can test charge conditions, voltage, the status of the battery acid and much more. This way you know immediately if and which measures are necessary to maintain full battery power.

 

Regularly check the electrolyte level in wet batteries and, if necessary, top up demineralised or distilled water to the maximum acid level or 15 mm above the upper edge of the plate.

There is no need to top up water on Duracell's absolutely maintenance-free wet starter batteries (applies to Duracell Starter, Duracell Advanced and Duracell Extreme EFB). Under normal operating conditions, no water needs to be refilled for the entire battery life of the Duracell product variants mentioned above.

In case of high water loss, the controller voltage should be checked by a specialist. Never top up acid!

 

Please note with Duracell Extreme AGM batteries:

The screw connections of the AGM batteries must not be opened! An acid density measurement or refilling of distilled water is not possible or not necessary!

 

Battery check with test and checking equipment:

Make important routine checks for optimal performance and longer battery life of any car battery.

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Battery tip: Application and function of the battery sensor.
What is the function of the sensor at the negative terminal of the starter battery?
The electronic battery sensor is an important part of energy management in motor vehicles. The sensor gives the car precise information about the battery status and controls the charging voltage and charging current accordingly.

The massively increased on-board currents in modern vehicle models and in particular the microhybrid applications start/stop and recuperation (=recovery) of braking energy place new demands on car batteries. More and more often, kinetic energy is also converted into electrical energy during coasting (=free rolling of the car), thus charging the battery.

 

Application and function of the sensor. Energy management continuously records parameters such as voltage, current and temperature via the battery sensor. These measured values are used to calculate important parameters such as charge status, functional status, overall battery status and a large number of other values.

 

The data is transmitted to the vehicle computer. The computer then decides on the energy balance in the vehicle and, if necessary, restricts the use of comfort consumers such as seat heating or air conditioning, deactivates the start/stop function and signals this to the driver on the display with corresponding instructions. If the alternator then recharges sufficiently, the control unit automatically reactivates all consumers and functions.

 

The customer benefit briefly noted. The primary aim is to ensure that the engine always starts and thus avoid vehicle failure. In addition, the sensor supports intelligent alternator control, which reduces CO2 emissions, saves fuel and protects the environment. If the battery no longer delivers the desired performance, "defective battery" is stored in the system and this early warning makes it possible to plan battery replacement.

 

Industry abbreviations quickly explained:

BEM - Battery Energy Management =

BMS - Battery Management System =

EEM - Electrical Energy Management =

EMS - Energy Management System

 

BSD - Battery State Detection

 

EBS - Electronic Battery Sensor =

IBS - Intelligent Battery Sensor

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Battery tip: Get your car battery ready for spring!
Spring is the perfect time to check the battery and recharge it.
Give the battery an extra portion of external recharging after winter.

Frequent short journeys, irregular driving profiles in combination with stop-and-go traffic, daily cold starts in icy temperatures in winter as well as additional electrical consumers such as seat, stand or rear window heating have lowered the energy level of your battery start for start and drive for drive. At the latest when changing tyres in spring, you should allow your battery an extra portion of external recharging!

 

Charging the car battery

Battery chargers for professional battery charging and conservation. The devices ensure a safe start, optimum on-board power supply and extend the service life of each battery (standard, AGM, EFB, start/stop and GEL batteries). Simple, fully automatic, safe and fast.

 

Voltage testing

With a voltmeter you can measure the battery voltage quickly and reliably. A voltage table on the device provides information about the charge status of the battery. Very simple application with high accuracy!

 

You can find more tips about the Duracell battery under the menu item Infocenter

We wish you a beautiful spring and a safe drive!

 

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Seven tips for extended battery life!
Full power for longer and no starting problems in winter!
How to get even better performance from your Duracell car battery.

1. Keep it active and on the move.
Inactive batteries start to discharge in a process during which lead sulphate forms of the battery plates and obstructs the current flow. A charger keeps the battery in shape and prevents sulphation.

 

2. Keep it clean.
Ensure that the surface of the battery is clean and dry using an antistatic cloth. Moisture in the engine compartment causes current creepage, which consumes energy. In addition, do not use any so-called improvement agents.

 

3. Keep it safe in winter.
Battery starting performance declines in cold weather. Therefore, in order to have sufficient power, switch off additional consumers such as blowers and the heating until the engine is running. Moreover, turn them off before shutting down the engine.

 

4. Keep it running marathons.

During short trips cars often require more energy than the dynamo can generate and recharge, which means that the battery is subject to constant discharging. Therefore, if possible take the car out for longer runs in order to charge up the battery, or even better treat your battery to an external compensatory charge. The environment will be most grateful.

 

5. Keep it fit for winter with an extra charge.
Frequent short trips in combination with stop and start traffic reduce the energy level of the battery during every start and drive. Give your battery an extra portion of power with external charging, especially before the first cold winter weather arrives.

 

6. Keep your convertible in trim during hibernation.
Are you mothballing your car for the winter? If so and the battery is to stay in the vehicle, then remove the negative terminal. The battery must remain dry and cool (but frost-free). Recharge at the latest when an open-circuit voltage of 12.5V is reached. The solution for these requirements of seasonally driven cars is provided by regular compensatory charges and charge retention.

 

7. Keep a booster close at hand.
In view of the sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, as a rule starting assistance should only be given by a start booster. This is because start assistance from vehicle to vehicle can lead to voltage peaks during the disconnection of the terminals, which can damage or even destroy car electronic systems.

 

Get through the winter safely and well!

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REACH Regulation
Information on the REACH Regulation
Our raw material lead has been classified as SVHC substance (Substances of Very High Concern) according to the REACH regulation. We would be pleased to inform you about the details below.

Duracell Automotive has been producing high-quality, lead-acid starter batteries in Austria since 1937. Our products are subject to a closed life cycle, whereby almost all raw materials, including lead and polypropylene for example, are recycled. As such, the responsible and environmentally friendly use of lead and lead oxide is integral to our work.

 

By law, we are required to once again make you aware that we use lead in our batteries. This is as a result of EC regulation no. 1907/2006 (REACH, article 59 1 10) and the revision of the Candidate List from which substances, that are of particularly high concern, are selected for authorisation (Version 28.08.2018; see https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table)

 

Information letter

 

Caption: © Photo Dall

 

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Duracell Automotive Meeting
Duracell UK & US visiting Linz
As part of the CIP, Continuous Improvement Process, we were again able to inspire with the high quality of Duracell Automotive batteries.

The high investments at the plant, such as the expansion of battery production, will ensure the quality and durability of Duracell Automotive for the future.

 

Caption:

Plant tour Duracell Automotive Production

From the left: Dominik Traxler, Technical Product Management

Thomas Kaminski, Head of Quality Management

Mike Bielanos, Duracell Global Licensing Continuous Improvement Manager

Mike Dixon, Duracell Global Licensing Director

Gerald Huemer, Duracell Automotive Key Account Management

 

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How does a start/stop system work?
Functionality and potential savings
The automatic start/stop automatically switches the engine off and on again in standby phases (e.g. at a red traffic light) when you walk off the clutch or brake or step on it during a stop. This means that the start/stop system ensures lower fuel consumption - especially in city traffic.

Due to the environmental aspect and improved economy, the start/stop system spreads rapidly across all vehicle classes.

 

The savings potential: Depending on the driving situation, especially in city traffic, you use up to 0.8 l less fuel per 100 km! With a start/stop system, up to 8% of CO2 emissions can be reduced.

 

Start/stop systems place higher demands on the car battery. More power and a higher cycle stability are required. During the stop phase, the battery must provide the energy for the increased number of engine starts and for the electrical loads in the car.

The basic requirement is a particularly strong and cycle-proof start/stop battery (with EFB or AGM technology), which remains fully efficient even during frequent charging and discharging processes.

 

With the highly specialized batteries of the Extreme EFB and Extreme AGM series, Duracell completely covers the segment of power supply for start/stop vehicles.

 

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Welcome to the new Duracell Automotive Website!
New design, more overview
We have also expanded the contents.
In addition to the Duracell Automotive catalogue, all battery types are now available online on our website.

In the News section you will now find the latest news about the company and we have also revised the "Support" section.

Do you have any questions or suggestions?

Then simply contact us via the Infocenter.

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AUTOMECHANIKA 2018
Duracell at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
Automechanika Frankfurt is the leading international trade fair for equipment, parts, accessories, management & services for the automotive industry. Also this year Duracell was represented at the Automechanika Frankfurt, from 11th to 15th September 2018. (Hall 4.1 - Stand D51)

Innovative battery technologies as a central component of tomorrow's mobility are moving more than ever into focus. Accordingly, Duracell also focused on the latest product developments in the field of starter batteries.

 

Picture caption: Copyright Messe Frankfurt GmbH

 

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